Lorraine Bacon - Accredited Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist
I am an experience person centered counsellor, specialized in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy. The basic principle of my approach is to create an opportunity to build a safe 'Therapeutic Relationship' with a growing willingness, trust and respect to explore issues/emotions which may be a result of past or present experiences. I offer a non-judgmental, confidential and honest 'safe space' to explore and unravel difficulties/challenges which may well be affecting your daily life, relationships, work, general health, intimacy (sexual/non sexual) and sexual experiences. I will facilitate your journey of exploration of your self & world, whether an individual or couple of a different or same sex relationship.
Through new understandings grows an awareness and clarity of the difficulties/feelings being experienced, through this awareness comes understanding of the choices, resulting in making positive changes which meet your needs. Irrational thoughts & feelings make sense when we understand where they are coming from, what the triggers are and how to implement a plan to bring about transformation for a healthy, respectful, compromising relationship. I will educate why we chose the partners we do, introduce skills and tools to embrace non abusive conflict, to see it as an opportunity to deepen the connection within the relationship and to grow as an individual.
I specialize in working with either individuals or couples who are experiencing relationship problems of various issues of :-
communication breakdown, disconnection, betrayal, Infidelity, Libido loss, Sexual difficulties, Sexual addiction, infertility, separation, divorce, menopause, mental health and sexual dysfunctions such as:
> Loss of desire/interest
> Erectile dysfunction
> Vaginismus (Involuntary spasm of the circumvaginal muscles)
> Dyspareunia (female) (Pain with sexual intercourse/penetration)
> Premature ejaculation
> Orgasmic Disorder
Also issues of:
> Sexual Trauma
> Sexual Identity Issues
> Ejaculation problems
> Sexual Phobia
> Fetish and Paraphilia
> Drug/Alcohol addiction
Relationship problems have an impact on the sex life and sexual difficulties/mental health, also the menopause symptoms impact the relationship, bringing about a constant circle, which for sure will bring frustration, failure and disappointment with the sense of the relationship feeling 'stuck'.
I use skills from an integrative model to create a unique structure for the individual or couple, with a core foundation of congruence, non judgment and empathy with respect of the human ability to heal its self.
I am an accredited COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) and a BACP (British association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) full member and I abide by each of their code of ethics of best practice with regards to commitment to ongoing training, supervision and professional development.
Being awarded the accreditation with COSRT means I am a specialist in psychosexual and relationship therapy, having met strict criteria in respect of training, experience, knowledge, ethical standards, clinical skills and commitment to continuous professional development; this is audited annually.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 1 and 2 NCFE certificate in Counselling Skills 2005-2006
- Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling 2006
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling 2008
- BA(Hons) Degree in Counselling Studies 2009
- Introduction to Focusing 2009
- Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Addiction 2010
- Induction to 'Working with Children Locked in Rage' 2010
- Introduction to 'Psychosexual Issues in Counselling Practice' 2010
- Introduction to 'Working with Issues around Suicide' 2010
- Introduction to 'Loss & Bereavement' 2011
- Working within a Drug and Alcohol organisation 2009-present
- Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy 2013
- Certificate in Transformative Couple Encounter Therapy 2014
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My Fees are:
The Initial Consultation appointment will give us the opportunity to meet face to face, help in deciding if you feel comfortable in working with me, also an opportunity for you to ask any questions.
Individual: 60 minutes £65.00
couples: 90/120 minutes £95.00
Individual: 50 minutes £60.00
Couples: 60 minutes £85.00
Monday - Friday daytime & evenings. Saturday 9.00am until 2.00pm
I currently only offering remote therapy due to the coronavirus